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Fillmore Central hires coach for new dance team


Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met on July 28, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school lunch room in Harmony.

High School Principal Heath Olstad noted that the district is working hard to educate coaches and athletes on head injury prevention and treatment. Contrary to popular belief, soccer, not football, is the sport where athletes are most likely to sustain a head injury.

Olstad mentioned that Fillmore Central is still looking for a second volleyball coach for the 9th grade team and B-Squad.

The Director of Special Education, Micki Breitsprecher, gave her report to the board. She is preparing for the Special Education Advisory Committee’s second annual family picnic, which will be held on August 27 from 5-7 p.m. in Preston. The picnic provides an opportunity for families of students receiving special education services to network and find out new information on special education services and laws.

Breitsprecher said that last year a lot of time was spent on monitoring special education services for the Minnesota Department of Education’s Special Education Compliance Review and for the Special Education Fiscal Review. There were not many areas where change was needed, and the few things that did need change will be addressed and corrected by the end of the year. Overall, Fillmore Central is doing very well with Special Education. There will be no monitoring done in the Special Ed department for six years.

The resignations of part-time paraprofessional Donna Oelrich, long-time daycare employee Allen Lafleur, and B-Squad volleyball coach Ashley Case were approved. The hiring of Kari Berg as dance coach was approved for the new dance team. April Royet was hired as an aide in the One Block at a Time toddler room.

Olstad presented the second readings of the 2015-16 K-6, 7-12, faculty and coach handbooks. The lunch prices were revised to reflect the new lunch prices and the Three Rivers Conference entry fee into sporting events was raised $1. A more rigid uniform purchase rotation will be observed and all uniforms will be paid for by the school. Students will be required to use the protective bags provided by the school for their computers.

The faculty handbook clarified cell phone use and gave a more specific dress code. Olstad noted that faculty members have a responsibility to promote a good image as role models for the students. Teachers will be as .....
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55th Class reunion

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

The Preston High School class of 1960 recently got together to celebrate their 55th reunion. Enjoying each other’s company were, seated left to right: Jeanette Larsen Schmidt, Jim Gebhard, Joyce Roelofs Collett, Linda Yaste Nierenhausen, Marcia M ..... 
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Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center expands to Preston

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center (HVMHC) has recently expanded its services to the Fillmore County area. These developments include providing Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS), Adult and Children Mental Health Case Management, ..... 
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Preston 2015 sidewalk improvements

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

Jim Bakken, Public Works, discussed proposed sidewalk replacements at the July 20 council meeting. Councilman Robert Maust was absent at the 8 a.m. meeting. Bakken recommended replacing the sidewalk on the south side of Vesterheim Apartments along ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Atley James Rindels

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Nate and Bonnie Rindels of Preston are proud parents of a baby boy, Atley James. He was born July 16, 2015, weighed 8 lb 14 oz, and was 20 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by big sisters, Olivia and Arianna. Maternal grandparents are Chuck ..... 
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The PIEMAN passes his apron

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

The beginning While Joe Gosi knew there would come a day when he would no longer bake another pie for thousands of pie enthusiasts, he couldn’t have imagined what it would feel like to hand over his baby to another pie maker -- until he met Dane ..... 
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Margaret Eunice Hemker

Tue, Jul 21st, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Margaret Eunice Hemker, age 84, of Preston, Minn., died Thursday morning, July 16, 2015, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. Margaret was born March 29, 1931, in Preston, the youngest of 16 children, to Richard and Pauline (Bender) Sch ..... 
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Engagement - Braunworth Hicks ~ Quanrud

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Jon Hicks and Judi Braunworth, both of Grand Rapids, Minn., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jacy Cade Braunworth Hicks to Matthew David Quanrud, son of Matt and Karen Quanrud of Preston, Minn. Jacy and Matthew are both gr ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools sets 2015 eligibility meeting

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

The eligibility meeting for 2015-2016 Minnesota State High School League activities will be held at Fillmore Central High School varsity gym in Harmony on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. All students entering grades 7-12 and planning to partici ..... 
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